Flags lowered as Korean War soldier finally comes home

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Flags at the state Capitol and other state government buildings in Dauphin County have been lowered to half-staff to honor a Korean War soldier from Tower City as his remains finally come home.

U.S. Army Corporal Martin King went missing 65 years ago. His remains were recently identified and will be returned home on Saturday.

He will be buried with full military honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Monday.

According to his obituary, King was taken as a prisoner of war in November 1950. He was 18 years old when he died of starvation the following April. His remains were recovered at the POW camp.

Governor Tom Wolf ordered U.S. and state flags lowered immediately until sunset on Monday.

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